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  Joss Ackland
English actor, White Mischief, The Mighty Ducks
02/29/1928
  Valdas Adamkus
Lithuanian president (1998-2003, 2004-2009)
11/03/1926
  Lee Adams
American lyricist, Broadway's Bye Bye Birdie, Applause
08/14/1924
  Jerry Adler
American actor, TV's Mad About You, The Sopranos
02/04/1929
  Etel Adnan
Lebanese-born American poet and painter
02/24/1925
  Adonis
Syrian-born Lebanese poet and literary critic
01/01/1930
  Yaacov Agam
Israeli sculptor
05/11/1928
  Isamu Akasaki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
01/30/1929
  Toshiko Akiyoshi
Japanese-born American jazz composer, arranger, and pianist
12/12/1929
  Hans Albert
German philosopher
02/08/1921
  Buzz Aldrin
American astronaut, second person to walk on the Moon
01/20/1930
  Pierre Alechinsky
Belgian painter
10/19/1927
  Marshall Allen
American jazz saxophonist, member of the Sun Ra Arkestra
05/25/1924
  Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Kuwaiti emir (2006-present)
06/16/1929
  Lucine Amara
American opera singer
03/01/1925
  Ed Ames
American singer and actor, TV's Daniel Boone
07/09/1927
  Bud Anderson
American World War II triple ace fighter pilot
01/13/1922
  Mark Andrews
American politician, North Dakota representative (1963-1981) and senator (1981-1987)
05/19/1926
  Roger Angell
American sportswriter and editor, The New Yorker
09/19/1920
  Kenneth Anger
American actor, filmmaker, Scorpio Rising, and writer, Hollywood Babylon
02/03/1927
  Ray Anthony
American bandleader and trumpeter
01/20/1922
  Iris Apfel
American interior designer and fashion icon
08/29/1921
  Werner Arber
Swiss Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist
06/03/1929
  Bill Archer
American politician, Texas representative (1971-2001)
03/22/1928
  George Ariyoshi
American politician, Hawaii governor (1974-1986)
03/12/1926
  George Armstrong
Canadian hockey player
07/06/1930
  Arthur Ashkin
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
09/02/1922
  Kjell Askildsen
Norwegian writer, A Sudden Liberating Thought
09/30/1929
  Ed Asner
American actor, Up, TV's The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant
11/15/1929
  John Astin
American actor, TV's The Addams Family
03/30/1930
  David Attenborough
English naturalist and television host, Life on Earth
05/08/1926
  Hugues Aufray
French singer and songwriter
08/18/1929
  Robert Aumann
German-born American/Israeli Nobel Prize-winning mathematician
06/08/1930
  Burt Bacharach
American pianist and songwriter, "Alfie", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
05/12/1928
  Robert Badinter
French lawyer, government official, and anti-death penalty activist
03/30/1928
  Bernard Bailyn
American historian, author of The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
09/09/1922
  James Baker
American government official, Secretary of State (1989-1992)
04/28/1930
  Édouard Balladur
French prime minister (1993-1995)
05/02/1929
  Albert Bandura
Canadian-born American psychologist, originated social cognitive theory
12/04/1925
  Lynne Reid Banks
English writer, The L-Shaped Room, The Indian in the Cupboard
07/31/1929
  Chris Barber
English jazz trombonist and bandleader
04/17/1930
  Bob Barker
American game show host, Truth or Consequences, The Price Is Right
12/12/1923
  James Barnor
Ghanaian photographer
06/06/1929
  John Barth
American writer, Lost in the Funhouse
05/27/1930
  Bonnie Bartlett
American actress, TV's Little House on the Prairie, St. Elsewhere
06/20/1929
  Byrd Baylor
American children's writer, Hawk, I'm Your Brother
03/28/1924
  Aaron T. Beck
American psychiatrist, developed cognitive behavior therapy
07/18/1921
  Howard S. Becker
American sociologist, author of Outsiders
04/18/1928
  Julius W. Becton, Jr.
American government official, Director of FEMA (1985-1989)
06/29/1926
  Esther Béjarano
German Holocaust survivor, member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz
12/15/1924
  Harry Belafonte
American singer, "The Banana Boat Song", actor, and activist
03/01/1927
  Benedict XVI
German pope (2005-2013)
04/16/1927
  Tony Bennett
American singer, "Rags to Riches", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"
08/03/1926
  Harry Benson
Scottish photographer
12/02/1929
  Eric Bentley
English-born American critic, playwright, and cabaret performer
09/14/1916
  Paul Berg
American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
06/30/1926
  Alan Bergman
American songwriter, "The Way We Were", collaborator with spouse Marilyn Bergman
09/11/1925
  Marilyn Bergman
American songwriter, "The Windmills of Your Mind", collaborator with spouse Alan Bergman
11/10/1929
  Marianne Bernadotte
Swedish actress, royal, and philanthropist
07/15/1924
  Walter Bernstein
American screenwriter, The Front, Semi-Tough
08/20/1919
  Val Bisoglio
American actor, Saturday Night Fever, TV’s Quincy, M.E.
05/07/1926
  George Blake
Dutch-born English spy, worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union
11/11/1922
  Hans Blix
Swedish politician and diplomat, United Nations weapons inspector (2000-2003)
06/28/1928
  Herbert Blomstedt
American-born Swedish conductor
07/11/1927
  W. Michael Blumenthal
German-born American government official, Secretary of the Treasury (1977-1979)
01/03/1926
  Robert Bly
American poet, Iron John: A Book About Men
12/23/1926
  Ann Blyth
American actress, Mildred Pierce, The Helen Morgan Story
08/16/1928
  Gottfried Böhm
German architect
01/23/1920
  Claude Bolling
French jazz pianist and composer
04/10/1930
  George Booth
American cartoonist, frequent contributor to The New Yorker
06/28/1926
  Frank Borman
American astronaut
03/14/1928
  Michel Bouquet
French actor, Toto the Hero, Renoir
11/06/1925
  Bobby Bowden
American football coach
11/08/1929
  Alan S. Boyd
American government official, Secretary of Transportation (1967-1969)
07/20/1922
  Nicholas Brady
American government official, Secretary of the Treasury (1988-1993)
04/11/1930
  Peter Brook
English theater and motion picture director, Marat/Sade
03/21/1925
  Mel Brooks
American actor, screenwriter, and motion picture director, The Producers, Blazing Saddles
06/28/1926
  Bobby Brown
American baseball player and executive, American League president (1984-1994)
10/25/1924
  June Brown
English actress, TV's EastEnders
02/16/1927
  Robert Brown
American actor, TV’s Here Come the Brides
11/17/1926
  Ashley Bryan
American children's writer and illustrator, Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum
07/13/1923
  James L. Buckley
American politician, New York senator (1971-1977)
03/09/1923
  Frederick Buechner
American theologian and writer, The Book of Bebb, Godric
07/11/1926
  Eve Bunting
Northern-Irish born American children's writer, Smoky Night
12/19/1928
  Jack Burke, Jr.
American golfer
01/29/1923
  Mangosuthu Buthelezi
South African politician and Zulu tribal leader
08/27/1928
  Bill Butler
American cinematographer, Jaws, Grease
04/07/1921
  Robert Butler
American motion picture and television director, Batman, Hill Street Blues
11/16/1927
  Alexander Butterfield
American White House aide, revealed existence of Nixon tapes during Watergate scandal
04/06/1926
  Dick Button
American Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater and skating analyst
07/18/1929

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